Thursday, October 20, 2011

Are you prepared for the next earthquake?

On the next Your Call, we'll talk about disaster preparedness and how communities are organizing for the next Big One. KALW is partnering with Mobile Commons to create a digital interactive map of the greater Bay Area to highlight how communities are preparing. And Thursday is a state-wide earthquake drill. How earthquake ready are you? Do you have a plan? Join us at 10 or email Is your community ready? What about the local government? What actions can we take before an earthquake hits? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Help KALW Map Earthquake Preparedness
Text the word "KIT" to 30644 to participate in a simple survey that will automatically create a map that you can access. It only takes a couple of seconds, and will help us draw a picture of how ready our communities are, and where we can do better.

Jeff Terpstra, operations chief for the Aptos/La Selva Fire District; and coordinator of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) training and disaster preparedness

Patty Peper, chair of disaster preparedness for the Red Cross of the Bay Area

Ana-Marie Jones, executive director of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD)

Click to Listen: Are you prepared for the next earthquake?